By Dave Andrusko
They are counting down the days until October 12 when Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and his team will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court for the right to defend Kentucky’s Human Rights of the UnBorn Child Act which bans the dismemberment of living unborn children.
Attorney General Cameron laid out chapter and verse why the Supreme Court should not allow a change in administration from Republican to Democratic to prevent the state’s chief law enforcement officer from defending HB454.
Former Gov. Matt Bevin, a pro-life Republican, signed HB 454 into law before being defeated the 2019 election by pro-abortion Democrat Andy Beshear. Once the 6th Circuit panel ruled against the law, Beshear’s administration dropped the case.
“Cameron, who succeeded Beshear as attorney general, then tried to intervene in hopes of appealing the case,” according to Bruce Schreiner of the Associated Press. “The 6th Circuit rejected his request, saying his attempt to intervene came too late.”
The Supreme Court later allowed Cameron to justify his participation.
“If we ultimately prevail, the court will be saying without question that a state has a right to defend itself with the official representative of its choosing,” Cameron said Wednesday. “That regardless of what other agencies or branches of government might decide, that here in Kentucky the attorney general’s office stands as a fail safe to ensure that the commonwealth’s laws can always be defended.”
He added, “We’re going to protect those who cannot speak for themselves. And I think that is an important responsibility of government, to make sure that we’re looking out for the most vulnerable.”
Arguing the case before the Supreme Court October 12 is Matt Kuhn, the state’s principal deputy solicitor general.